Hotels are not housing.
Shelters are not housing.
I don't care how many fancy phrases policy makers want to come up with.
A real housing policy is providing a permanent home to everyone. We have the resources. Instead, we invest in strict *detention centers* for the unhoused.
We did the rough math. It would take less than 1% of the annual household income of D.C.'s above median income earners to house everyone on the street in apartment like conditions.
This isn't even a solution. It just goes to show how doable a solution would be.
That sounds like hard math. It would cost roughly six BILLION to house everyone who is reportedly experiencing homeless. Let's say there are some transitorily unhoused who are unreported, and lets double the number to 1.2m homeless. It would cost then 12 billion to house everyone